Monday, April 22, 2013

VLT made a new snapshot of the planetary nebula

This absorbing new photo taken with a telescope Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory shows a sparkling ghostly green planetary nebula IC 1295 Environmental dim, dying star, located 3300 light-years away in the constellation of the Shield. Cnimok is the most detailed of when -either of the images of the object.

Stars the size of our Sun end their life cycles, turning into a tiny, faint white dwarfs. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The new solar panel with 3-D texture

The untested solar panel with 3-D texture to be soon installed outside the International Space position (ISS), where they every day will know-how at 16, Sunrise, thus transitory the test procedure in rough environments.

As the ISS orbits the soil at a rate of about one transformation per hour and a half, 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturn's rings are drop on the surface of the planet rain

Astronomers have known for many years that the top of Saturn's atmosphere is water, but they could not pinpoint the location of the source of this water. Now, new observations have revealed that the water is poured rain on the surface of Saturn and its source - the famous rings of the giant planet.

"Saturn - is the first planet that demonstrates an active interaction between the atmosphere and ring system - said James O'Donoghue, a researcher from the University of Leicester and author of a new paper published in the journal Nature. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sofia telescope reveals the mechanism of formation of massive stars

Researchers from the Stratospheric Observatory Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), made ​​the incredibly detailed images of a massive star, immersed in a dense cocoon of dust and gas.

This star is called G35.20-0.74, or simply G35. It is one of the most massive protostar known to scientists, and is located relatively close to Earth - at a space of 8,000 light years.

A new method of analysis will allow a census of quasars

Over the past six decades have passed since the time when the first quasars were discovered that the list of high-galaxies with their fixture - a black hole at the galactic center filled with more than 100,000 objects.

However, attempts to produce a thorough census of powerful radiation sources have so far been restricted to one fundamental problem. The fact that extreme brightness of quasars, allowing them to see from a great distance, at the same time playing on them, 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

ALMA telescope expose ancient galaxies at record speed

The team of astronomers used the new telescope ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array), to discover the location of more than a hundred galaxies with the most active star formation in the early universe. ALMA telescope is so powerful that just a few hours, he made ​​many observations of distant galaxies, as has been done like all other telescopes around the world for more than a decade.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

At a go off star discovered disk of debris and dust

Herschel Space Observatory of the European Space Agency released the first pictures of the belt of dust - formed as a result of collisions of asteroids or comets - orbiting star-subgiant, which is located around the planetary system.

After a few billion years, during which the stars stably maintained hydrogen is burning stars like our sun, draining internal resources and

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Astronomers have cataloged galaxy collisions

Collisions between galaxies, it is a fairly common phenomenon. Almost all of the galaxies involved in one or More collisions during its existence. One example can provide as our Milky Way galaxy, is sent to the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor, at about 50 kilometers per second to run into her in about a billion years.

A group of researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics used the results of the latest observations of 31 interacting galaxies located in fourteen systems to carry out the first systematic analysis of the distribution of energy in the interacting galaxies over a wide spectral range.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Scientists have resolute the age of Saturn's rings

Saturn's rings are almost the same age of the Sun. The wrapping up was made ​​by the American astrophysicist new photographs, sent to Earth the spacecraft Cassini.

After analyzing the data collected by the probe, the researchers came to the conclusion that water ice, from which mainly consist of the ring and, 

Curiosity was hiding behind the sun

Contact Curiosity rover NASA employees will only be able to early May. At the moment communication with the device is approximately completely lost. It can transmit signals only a "yes" or "no", which would specify it is working.

Scientists confirm that there is life on Mars

The world-famous mini-lab Curiosity has not once sends attractive data from Mars. This planet is so interesting to scientists and the average person that the evidence for the existence of life on it is looking forward to many countries. The rover in recent times confirmed that there is life on Mars, but very deep.

The main mission of the existence of life on Mars:  The rover collects data on the climate and geology of the planet. As told, Curiosity can not 100% prove or disprove the fact of the possible existence of life on Mars, but recent data from using it, you can add on to the evidence of these assumptions.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pencil Nebula

This magnificent picture thin, like a carefully woven threads, give the feeling that on the object labored diligent hand, workman. We have previously presented pictures Pencil Nebula, made ​​with the Space Telescope in Chile. Now propose to look at a photo taken by an amateur astronomer.

Martin Pugh took this picture Pencil Nebula or NGC 2736, at home in New South Wales, Australia.

Awaiting the next "doomsday" left in '93

Russian amateur astronomers have found in space potentially dangerous asteroid 2012 YQ1. This unique detection they made ​​to remotely control a remote observatory "Helen" in the Chilean Atacama Desert, where there is also a complex 8-meter VLT telescopes of the European Southern Observatory.

Given that "Elena" is one of the most advanced telescopes in use today, the likelihood that the researchers are wrong is extremely low. 

Secrets of icy Dione

Scientists find out some of the secrets of the fourth moon of Saturn. Dione is the fourth largest natural satellite of Saturn. Dione was release the famous Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini in 1684. However, officially its current name the given satellite of has received only in 1847. Its diameter is 1 123.4 kilometers. This Saturnine satellite of consists predominantly of water ice with considerable admixture of stone breeds of in internal layers of. Scientists have made a similar postulation proceeding from the density of Dione.

The mystery of spiral galaxies and their mysterious sleeves

Astronomers have discovered the largest recognized spiral galaxies and they have identified the "skeleton" of the Milky Way. Our own Milky Way, most likely, is a spiral galaxy. Indeed, our solar system and the Earth are somewhere close to one of his whiskers, pulled back the sleeves.

And almost 70% of the galaxies closest to the Milky Way are a spiral. But despite their general morphology of galaxies, such as our form and retain their characteristic features, which remains a puzzle in astrophysics. Are their sleeves in spiral galaxies? Whether they can appear and disappear over time?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Classification of meteorites

While there are different classifications, one of the most important is the collecting feature of composition and origin of meteorites. In this division we find:

1) Primitive: is the most primitive material in the solar system (they have several billion years) that have remained virtually unchanged since they formed, ie never suffered melting or differentiation processes.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The universe is older than before idea

The European Planck spacecraft has gained the most accurate and detailed map ever made ​​of the oldest light in the universe. The results of this map suggest that the universe is expanding more slowly than scientists thought, and that is 13,800 million years, 100 million years older than previously believed. The data also show that in the universe there is less energy and dark matter than previously known.

Five quotation marks from Einstein on relativity

A day like today, namely the March 20, 1916, Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity. Here are five clever lines set by the German physicist about his most famous creation.

"When courting a beautiful girl, an hour seems like a second. But you sit on red hot coal; a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." Albert Einstein.

China sets a world record 370-day for human life on the moon

The Beijing University of Aviation and Cosmonautics completed a 370-day experiment to simulate the lives of people on the moon, settin...